Egypt to produce more rice in 2019

Forecast is that the country will harvest 4 million tonnes of white rice this year, up 48% from a year ago and higher than domestic demand.

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São Paulo – Egypt will produce four million tonnes of white rice in 2019 season, Alaa Khalil, head of the crop research institute at the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, reported according to Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram.

Last year, Egypt produced 2.7 million tonnes of the product. If confirmed, it will be a 48% increase. Volume is enough to meet local needs of 3.2 million tonnes of rice a year and will also produce a surplus for foreign trade.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

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